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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Edition No 921 

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  23/10/2014: BRITISH FILM FEST 2014 – HIGHLIGHTS
Returning for its second year exclusively to Palace Cinema locations, the Emirates British Film Festival is thrilled to announce highlights from its 2014 program.
  23/10/2014: MOVIE CONVENTION 2014 HONOURS ZAREH NALBANDIAN
The 69th Australian International Movie Convention celebrated its traditional Gala Wrap function by honouring two of the industry’s finest.
  23/10/2014: TANGO UNDERPANTS ON A ROLL
Following this week’s win of the Nicolas Baudin Prize for Best Short Film at the Cinéma des Antipodes in Saint-Tropez, multi award-winning short film Tango Underpants will screen on SBS Television next month, before heading to the Toronto International Short Film Festival for its Canadian premiere.
  23/10/2014: THE DRESSMAKER GETS MADE
Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet, Academy Award nominated Australian actress Judy Davis, PLUS Australian-born international movie stars Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games trilogy) and Hugo Weaving (Matrix, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of The Desert) have started shooting The Dressmaker, a tale of love, revenge and haute couture.
  25/9/2014: THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING – ON SCREEN
The 2014 edition of Russian Resurrection (Oct. 28 – Nov. 23, around Australia) will also make a debut in New Zealand (Oct. 24-27); it will exhibit 14 new Russian films and 6 retrospective films, including Akira Kurosawa’s Dersu Uzala, winner of the 1976 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Alexander Kott’s Test, winner of the 2014 Kinotavr Film Festival’s Best Film.
 
  30/10/2014: ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS NOMINEES
Films in the running for the 2014 APSA for Best Feature Film are Winter Sleep (Turkey, France, Germany), Leviathan (Russian Federation), I’m Not Angry (Islamic Republic of Iran), The Owners (Kazakhstan), and Memories on Stone (Iraqi Kurdistan).
  30/10/2014: AUSSIE THRILLER WINS JURY PRIZE AT AUSTIN FILM FEST
Aussie thriller ONE EYED GIRL won the Jury Award at this year’s Austin Film Festival in the Dark Matters category. The South Australian psychological thriller is the second feature film to take out the Dark Matters Award, after it was introduced to the AFF program last year. Now in its 21st year, the Austin Film Festival is known for its focus on screenplays with strong storytelling.
  30/10/2014: CATE BLANCHETT & ROBERT REDFORD TO FILM TRUTH IN SYDNEY
Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant has announced Academy Award®-winners Cate Blanchett (The Aviator and Blue Jasmine) and Robert Redford (All is Lost) are set to make their new film, Truth, in Sydney.
  30/10/2014: NEW FELLOWSHIP TO HONOUR COMPOSER PETER SCULTHORPE
A Fellowship will be created to honour the contribution of Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE to Australia’s musical heritage.
 
  6/11/2014: LOVE MARRIAGE IN KABUL – SPECIAL EVENT SCREENINGS FOR MAHBOBA’S PROMISE
Special event screenings for Australian Persian filmmaker Amin Palangi’s documentary Love Marriage in Kabul will be held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra in Perth in November and December. A Q&A with Palangi will be held at the end of each screening, the $25 cost ($20 for concessions) to help support Mahboba’s Promise charity, helping orphans and widows in Afghanistan.
 
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